Discussions that mention benzodiazepine

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Benzodiazepines are dose dependent, in other words at certain doses they are equally as strong, the only difference between some is duration of action. In my experience I have noticed Xanax to be the best choice, but at 2mg. which is a high dose. Regardless, I would strongly recommend staying away from them when needed for chronic sleep problems. They are just as addictive as opiates and the withdrawal is more severe than one from heroin, seriously. You can actually die from a benzo withdrawal. I suffer from the same problem, and have tried as many products as you. Now, I am on a combination of Seroquil and Trazadone (400mg/200mg) and have had great success. They are non-addictive and are safe for long term use.
I have done research on this out of curiosity, and the one that is the strongest is Klonopin. Klonopin is normally given to people with bipolar disorder and people with epilepsy. I think there is some controversy about Klonopin and Xanax. I have taken most all benzodiazepines, and Xanax makes me the sleepiest and it is addictive, because the affects of it are short acting. It makes people feel the need to want more, and I got into trouble with them. Withdrawl is horrific, and it takes a Doctor to really help you get off of them. I really caution people about this medication over a long period of time. Just talk to your doctor about it. As for Klonopin, I prefer it for my bipolar disorder because it lasts a long time in your system. Though it does not have the quick affect of Xanax, it helps me with anxiety more because it seems to stay in your system longer. It too is addictive. It just seemed when being weened off of Klonopin to a lower dose was easier than being weened off Xanax. I do believe people really need to always stay in contact with your doctor and make sure you are taking the right dosage. Withdrawl is very scary, but if you need a medication..make sure you are taking it correctly.

As for sleeping disorders, I really have no clue why they would prescribe a benzo. With all the sleeping medications out there, I really do not understand a benzo for a sleeping disorder.

To anyone reading this, just always keep in touch with your doctor. Take the right dosage, and if you feel you are chemically dependent...get a doctor's help. Never stop cold turkey.
[QUOTE=shane24;2894958]Actually the most strongest Benzo is a drug called Versed (Midazolam). But they only use it at the hospital for conscious sedation along with Fentanyl. Although they actually do make a Versed Syrup base solution for people that have really bad seizures. The pharmacist told me that the most powerful benzo presribed is Triazolam. I have trouble sleeping as well. I take 40mg's of Valium at once, and it does nothing at all, it has no effect on me. But Triazolam is supposed to be great for insomnia, it's all about the dosing.
Actually the strongest benzodiazepam is actually Flunitrazepam Rohypnol.Flunitrazepam's effects are approximately 7 to 10 times more potent than diazepam..
There is information pertaining to this Benzodiazepine on WIKI
I believe from all available data that Rohypnol which is Flunitrazepam to be the most potent benzodiazepine.I am aware of the dosaging and drug equivalencies .According to credible sources and prominent Doctors Flunitrazepam's effects are approximately 7 to 10 times more potent than diazepam. The effects of flunitrazepam appear approximately 15 to 20 minutes after oral administration, and last for approximately four to six hours. Some residual effects can persist up to 12 hours or more after administration.The drug is sometimes used as a date rape drug (commonly referred to in street slang as a "roofie").[2]

Flunitrazepam is classed as a nitrobenzodiazepine. Other nitrobenzodiazepines include nitrazepam and clonazepam.[3]


It is so powerful and illicit that it's illegal in the USA...OBVIOUSLY NO FDA APPROVAL
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[QUOTE=rhondala;2886824]I have done research on this out of curiosity, and the one that is the strongest is Klonopin. Klonopin is normally given to people with bipolar disorder and people with epilepsy. I think there is some controversy about Klonopin and Xanax. I have taken most all benzodiazepines, and Xanax makes me the sleepiest and it is addictive, because the affects of it are short acting. It makes people feel the need to want more, and I got into trouble with them. Withdrawl is horrific, and it takes a Doctor to really help you get off of them. I really caution people about this medication over a long period of time. Just talk to your doctor about it. As for Klonopin, I prefer it for my bipolar disorder because it lasts a long time in your system. Though it does not have the quick affect of Xanax, it helps me with anxiety more because it seems to stay in your system longer. It too is addictive. It just seemed when being weened off of Klonopin to a lower dose was easier than being weened off Xanax. I do believe people really need to always stay in contact with your doctor and make sure you are taking the right dosage. Withdrawl is very scary, but if you need a medication..make sure you are taking it correctly.

As for sleeping disorders, I really have no clue why they would prescribe a benzo. With all the sleeping medications out there, I really do not understand a benzo for a sleeping disorder.

To anyone reading this, just always keep in touch with your doctor. Take the right dosage, and if you feel you are chemically dependent...get a doctor's help. Never stop cold turkey.
Actually the strongest and most potent benzodiazepine is Flunitrazepam also known as Rohypnol..
7 to 10 times more potent than (diazepam/Valium)..
I have been on Klonopin/Clonazepam for over 2 decades..

With all due respect

I dont know exactly where your research was done, concerning Clonazepam..
[QUOTE=PHARMAGURU;3666515]Actually the strongest and most potent benzodiazepine is Flunitrazepam also known as Rohypnol..
7 to 10 times more potent than (diazepam/Valium)..
I have been on Klonopin/Clonazepam for over 2 decades..

With all due respect

I dont know exactly where your research was done, concerning Clonazepam..

I believe from all available data that Rohypnol which is Flunitrazepam to be the most potent benzodiazepine.I am aware of the dosaging and drug equivalencies .According to credible sources and prominent Doctors Flunitrazepam's effects are approximately 7 to 10 times more potent than diazepam. The effects of flunitrazepam appear approximately 15 to 20 minutes after oral administration, and last for approximately four to six hours. Some residual effects can persist up to 12 hours or more after administration.The drug is sometimes used as a date rape drug (commonly referred to in street slang as a "roofie").[2]

Flunitrazepam is classed as a nitrobenzodiazepine. Other nitrobenzodiazepines include nitrazepam and clonazepam.[3]


It is so powerful and illicit that it's illegal in the USA...OBVIOUSLY NO FDA APPROVAL